DoubleTree’s cookie blasts into space

The hotel franchise is partnering with Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks

The hotel franchise is partnering with Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks
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The hotel franchise is partnering with Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks

DoubleTree by Hilton’s chocolate chip cookie will become the first food baked in space inside a prototype oven designed to make long-duration space travel more hospitable.

A batch of DoubleTree cookie dough will be launched along with the prototype oven in a rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

Working in partnership with Zero G Kitchen, which creates appliances for micro-gravity use in long-duration space flights and NanoRacks, a provider of commercial access to space, Hilton will be the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the space station.

The hotel franchise’s global head, Shawn McAteer said: “The simple gesture of a warm cookie welcome is a favorite of DoubleTree guests around the world, and now we are sharing that moment of hospitality as part of this experiment aboard the International Space Station.”

Zero G Kitchen’s co-founder, Ian Fichtenbaum, who teamed up with his wife, Jordana for the space oven concept, said: “When we first concepted the oven, we naturally thought of DoubleTree by Hilton and its signature cookie. It is the perfect treat to bring a warm welcome to space.”

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